Important Lakers offseason news

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The Lakers are into the offseason and have many decisions to make this summer. Shams Charania gave an update on all the important news for the Purple and Gold.

Search for the next head coach

The coaching search stands as the pivotal decision for the LakeShow this offseason.

With the departure of Darvin Ham, the team is on the hunt for a head coach who can establish a long-term presence in LA, a decision that will significantly impact the team's future. 

Coaching interviews will begin next week, with names like Kenny Atkinson, JJ Redick, David Adelman, and more expected to be in the mix.

Ty Lue is a coach the Lakers are enamored with, but he would have to leave the Clippers to be an option.

LeBron James’ future

Another big offseason question for the Lakers is LeBron James's future. Shams stated, “LeBron James wants to play up until two more seasons. The Lakers want to bring him back and want to bring in Bronny James in the second round.”

The front office wants James to retire as a Laker and wants to retain him for the remainder of his career. They seem willing to draft Bronny in the second round to fulfill LeBron’s dream of playing with his son.

This is a weak draft class, and Bronny could develop, especially with some time in the G-League. Bronny was a great perimeter defender at USC but struggled on the offensive end. He averaged 5/3/2 on 37/27/68 shooting splits.

Drafting Bronny in the second round would keep LeBron happy, and the 19-year-old could turn into a solid 3&D role player if he develops his shot.

The last part of Shams's report stated that LeBron will wait to see the Lakers' moves before deciding on his player option.

Early in the offseason, the Purple and Gold faces many question marks, and next week, we will begin to see the front office’s plan.

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